Hotel in Detail:The Grand Plaza Apartments Bayswater retains the splendid original Victorian facade having been made up from a former terrace of townhouses. It was actually thirteen townhouses and the period stucco frontage is retained. The apartments cover over 105,044 square feet.
Room amenities include wireless internet access, dataport, Hairdryer, Hi-fi system with CD player, direct dial phone with voicemail facilities, ironing facilities, desk, satellite television with PPV, safe, Individually controlled heating, coffee/tea facilities, safe, Microwave Oven and Refrigerator in a kitchenette area (with utensils). Apartments decor consists of light colours with white fabrics, wooden furnishings and art prints.
Apartments for up 4 people are available (where specified) and these have either 1 double bed or two twins and one double sofa bed. There are furnished studios and 1-3 bed apartments available.
The Grand Plaza Apartments Bayswater offers 24 hour front desk, on-site laundry facilities, dry cleaning and a grocery shopping service. Apartments are serviced and have business facilities. Lift within building. Complimentary newspapers in lobby.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Bayswater 316 yards (288 metres), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.1 miles (6.6 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km).
The Grand Plaza Aapartments Bayswater London are located between Queensway, Westbourne Grove and Notting Hill in an area very popular for budget accommodation. All of the surrounding area offers a large selection of bars, restaurants and shopping with the covered Whiteley's Shopping centre on Queensway particularly popular. The major railway station of Paddington is just over half a mile away, and its from here you can take the Heathrow Express directly Heathrow Airport. This is a central location, just North West of central London. Just on the other side of Bayswater is Hyde Park, a large and popular park with a lake and boating weather permitting along with a gallery and many art works dotted around. Nearby attractions include the Portobello Antiques Market (0.3 miles), Kensington Palace (0.7 miles), Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.8 miles), Linley Sambourne House (0.9 miles) and the Royal Albert Hall (1 mile).
Bedroom Numbers: 205
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.7 out of 5 by 5306 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4 out of 5 from 2025 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 111 of 1771 for Specialty Lodging in London and rated 3.5 out of 5 from 3281 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £4 per hour.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 74% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 644th from 865 London hotels, and 272nd of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel, with base rates beginning from £124 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.
Narrowing the choices down to apartments?, then an another option would be the B'Shan Apartments. It's 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from here with rates from £176 and rating 90%.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the The Premier Notting Hill. 0.1 miles away (0.2 km), has been rated at 79% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £89 (theres free WiFi too).
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Park Grand Lancaster Gate seems like a possible option. The Park Grand Lancaster Gate is only 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 87%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (42 Princes Square, W2 postcode) that we list cover a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. They include 2 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 23 four star hotels (average rating 79%), 19 three star hotels (average rating 70%) and 7 two star hotels (average rating 68%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is Roseate House London (4 star) at 90%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals.
For the fifty local hotels we hold base rate data on all of them. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £101 per night. They range from a low of £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 70%) to a high of £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £154, Four Star average: £139, Three Star average: £70 and Two Star average: £45.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Grand Plaza Apartments Bayswater 28th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 20th (joint) for the 23 four star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 40th of 51 (14th of 23 four star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 41st of 45 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
History:Bought in 2013 by State plantation giant Felda for £98 million pounds.
Formerly The Somerset Bayswater (2008)